Lakshmana Temple in Khajuraho

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is renowned for its architectural brilliance!

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is renowned for its architectural brilliance! | Photo credit: Christopher Voitus/Wikipedia

Lakshmana Temple Overview

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Built by Chandela kings, Lakshmana Temple is one of the first magnificent structures established in Khajuraho. Known to be an architectural marvel, this beautiful shrine is amongst the largest temples set in the Western Wing of the Khajuraho complex. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu and houses an image of Vaikuntha-Vishnu.

The temple's architecture is simply marvellous and its exterior wall exhibits images of over 600 gods. The lowest platform called adhishthana, forms the base on which the imposing 25.9 m long Lakshmana Temple stands.

Its framework comprises an entrance porch, a mandapa, antrala, maha-mandapa and garbha graha. The rectangular frame of Lakshmana Temple is unique and features subsidiary shrines at the four corners of its platform.

  • Photo Opp

    The architectural grandeur of the temples at Khajuraho is wonderful, including that of Lakshmana Temple. With so many exquisitely carved sculptures all over the exterior wall of the temple, ample photo opportunities are available for you.

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Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh ‎